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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

That's how I had to redo mine. Initially I ran the plugs in 2 turns past flush and it made everything way too tight, hard to steer and slow to self center going down the road. Loosened up the plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Lube Unit

After I put the rebuilt engine in the A the re builder said to change the oil every 100 miles for the first 300 miles (I think that's what it was). I used that "used" oil in my beater when it needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: tire question

When I did mine I coated the inside of the tires with baby powder, put the tube in, removed the valve stem and gave it a little air. I mounted the tire using dish soap on the bead and then inflated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Headlight Help

For good reliable wiring that is very close to stock I use the 32-50 bulbs, brattons reflectors and ditch the factory plugs in favor of spade connectors. I also run a dedicated ground to each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,194
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: throw-out bearing

That's like the one that was in my car, same stamping. Never gave any problems. I almost reused it since it felt better than the new FM bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How to clean radiator & engine water jackets ?

Thermo-cure made by evaporust works great. The inside upper tank of my radiator was covered in years of rust. After using thermocure it was clean brass, I imagine the inside of the block was cleaned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Front motor mount

Do the springs look like beehives? If yes, I had those. Terrible design. The springs are way too stiff and the wire connecting them wears into the yoke. Definitely go back to stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I have done the same thing but lining up the F mark on the gauge with the index mark. Ran it down to 1/4 and refilled to that same level. Mine averages between 14-18mpg it seems. I suppose it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

Just want to understand this correctly. The light mounts to one of the dash rail screws? Mine is mounted to one of these bolts shown in Bill Cilker's picture. I'll have to check if it has the opening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,999
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake kit

I don't have any problem with the stock brakes. I can lock all 4 wheels up no problem. If I had wider tires with more of a contact patch I might think about it. In a stock car the tires are the weak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 u joint

I should also mention that Bertís probably also has good used originals. I got one from Steve last year and it looked and felt brand new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 2 tooth adjustment

http://modelabasics.com/twoTooth.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Loose Pitman Arm

Is there still a gap where the bolt goes through? If so you should be able to tighten it up. I used a 3’ breaker bar to snug mine up. Those original bolts can take it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Night ride

I need to put a shade in mine. I currently have a piece of cardboard cut to the shape of the rear window and that does a great job for night driving. The reflections are definitely the worst part....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Light switch question

Yeah that's the issue you likely have like Badpuppy said. The detentes on the plate are probably too "sharp" and need the edges eased over. The switch body comes apart easily. Just turn the 2 halves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bratton's Engine spray can paint...

I started getting cans from Bert's. It's very close to Bratton's but not a perfect match. It does smell a hell of a lot better though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Light switch question

Is your harness new? The new discs are .030 too thick.


Bob, if you need a new switch body most vendors carry the A&L made one which is correct for an early 30.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model B Fuel Pump

My guess is no although you could probably install a remote filter kit. Or make your own like one member did on here. I think it was Al in NY?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,217
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: European Fordor project

Okay so you've got a Briggs. Looks like it's in good hands. I've got a soft spot for Fordors. Then again, most Fordors also have soft spots... I'll show myself out.


Seriously though, the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Another Interior Handles Question

Are you looking for a plater that can do it or the handles already done in butler nickel? There used to be a good plater we used around Bristol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,217
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: European Fordor project

Welcome! I am a fellow Fordor owner and I feel your pain about all that wood.


The cloth tape you are talking about really is pretty much cloth tape and it was what Ford used for anti-squeak. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

On that hole, odds are one of the bendix bolts worked loose and then punched its way out of the flywheel housing. I've seen it before. If the rest of the housing is okay then it's not the end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

Wow... did he name the car Exxon Valdez :D

First, the hole in the flywheel housing is mildly concerning, not related to the leak but concerning none the less.

There is no real seal in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I'll have to take a good look at mine when I get home. Mine also might not be the one to base anything off of since they are probably a mismatched set of repro parts. I'm pretty sure the ones I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I can't speak for the originals but I don't think mine have that ridge. I've also never seen that before. I can check later today. I bought a couple repros a few years ago now so it was probably a...
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